Roger Moore is not my favorite Bond. Unfortunately for him, I felt his movies (with the exception of Live and Let Die and For Your Eyes Only) were too silly, over the top (A View to a Kill should NOT have been even made) and too much of a womanizer. I felt he was too much of a charmer and not enough grit like Connery (the first few at least), Craig or even Dalton. Still though as a HUGE James Bond fan, I wanted to read this book since I devour anything Bond. And since Moore was Bond, this was a must read.
I found this to be a fascinating read. The reader learns a lot about Moore, from his childhood onward. You learn about how he got his start into acting and all the different roles he's played besides Bond. I was really glad to read about his involvement with UNICEF which I think he's done wonderful work for. I liked reading about his meetings with different celebrities. I didn't feel it was name dropping, he was telling it like it was. The book was a bit slow at times, but not so boring that I wanted to give up.
Walking away from this book, Moore still isn't my favorite Bond. However, he's still a huge icon and forever a part of popular culture. And until the other Bonds come out with their memoirs (Lazenby's will be rather short), this will have to do for now. Great read, really good for a cozy winter night in. You've gone up on my list, Mr. Moore. Well done.
Roger Moore, who played "007" in seven movies, tells his life story in a witty and very readable memoir. He grew up in a loving family in London, where he fell in love with movies. After some stage work, he started as a movie extra and never looked back. He easily moved from picture to picture getting larger and larger parts, eventually landing his break-through role in TV's The Saint. More movie, television, and stage work followed, leading to the role of a lifetime, James Bond. These days, Moore … more
I usually don't pay much attention to celebrity memoirs or much of any other writing about the entertainment industry. But as a fan, not only of the James Bond movies but of Leslie Charteris' The Saint as well, and having heard little but nice things about Roger Moore as a person, this book appealed to me more than most in the genre. A fast and entertaining read, "My Word is My Bond" is also well-written with a casual tone, a little sexy without being salacious, and full of the kinds of insider … more
Roger Moore tells the story of his life as he goes just past his 80th birthday, and what an interesting life it's been! From his early days in England all the way up to his years on "The Saint", and James Bond, up to now, when he's working for UNICEF, you'll read about all of it. And what a fascinating read it is! Light and breezy, always interesting and never dull, especially once you get to the parts where he starts acting professionally. You'll learn everything you always … more
Like his James Bond movies, Roger Moore’s autobiography is full of unbelievable scenes, corny dialogue and a lead character who doesn’t take himself too seriously...full of humor, in praise of many and offensive to few (New York Post )